04/23/2015 01:36 EDT | Updated 04/23/2015 01:59 EDT

Tina Knowles Makes A Radiant Bride (PHOTOS)

Hats off to the newlywed, Tina Knowles Lawson!

The mother of Beyonce and Solange tied the knot with actor Richard Lawson on April 12, and has exclusively shared photos and details of her big day with People Magazine.

The 61-year-old tells the mag the wedding "couldn't have been more perfect" and described the day as "magical" and "really beautiful."

Solange shared one of the snaps of her mama on Instagram, and boy does she make a beautiful bride!


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For the white-themed wedding, Tina wore a long, slinky white gown by Romona Kevez, which wrapped over one shoulder and had a knee-length split. The groom didn't disappoint either, wearing a smart all-white suit, with white bow tie and white boat shoes.

The pair said their "I do’s" after an 18-month relationship in front of 300 guests on a luxury yacht.

"To know that at 61 you can still find love and have a magical day like that … it was really beautiful."

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According to People, the matriarch hopes to inspire others by sharing her wedding day with the world.

"It was important to me to have a wedding and walk in white, because sometimes we feel that at a certain age you should act a certain way," she said. "You can find love at any age. You just have to go for it."

Tina chose not to have her talented musician daughters perform at the wedding ("We didn't want them to work. We wanted them to enjoy the day and not have the pressure of it"), but she did enlist her grandchildren, Blue Ivy and Julez to be the flower girl and ring bearer, respectively.

For more details and photos, check out the latest issue of People magazine, on newsstands Friday.

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